After a crash on an isolated road an ancient force begins to
infiltrate the souls of disenfranchised youths via the performances of
a supernaturally violent punk rock band...
p. 13: The Doctor is working on the dematerialisation circuit.
p. 25: Bessie makes an appearance, and it has a 'tracking sensor'
p. 36: Ogrons, Axons, and Daleks are 'nothing compared to these
freaks and villains.'
p. 86: The Prime Minister is male; which could quite plausibly be a
literary subversion of 'real life' anyway.
p. 169: The Doctor experiences a vision where he thinks he sees
Susan. Her husband, it is said, died in hospital. The Doctor's advice
(enigmatically, when you consider recent events) was that you should
'never marry an alien'...
p. 187: Susan, Vicki, Ian and Barbara (both with flickering
torches), Zoe (naked). And a reference to the movie The Wicker Man:
'He was a wicker man offered up to the hungry gods, etc....'
p. 224: Yates remembers the Keller machine, and its effects.
OLD FRIENDS AND OLD ENEMIES
Mike Yates, Benton, Brigadier, UNIT
NEW FRIENDS AND NEW ENEMIES
The Mummers; The Ragman.
- Does anyone worry about UNIT continuity?
PLUGGING THE HOLES [Fan-wank theorizing of how to fix continuity
- Not Applicable. Yet. But if you're worried about UNIT continuity,
I'll happily add your comments here.
FEATURED ALIEN RACES
Unimaginable Force of Evil from the Edge of Space and Time.
Cidbury, Stonehenge, Dartmoor... The South of England generally.
IN SUMMARY - Gareth Jelley
Perhaps a little too violent for some tastes, and perhaps not
focused enough on the Doctor, but beyond those two possible problems
aside, Rags is a beautifully written novel about the terrors
and horrors that lie beneath: however hard we try to keep the
buttercups and daisies away, they will always push through to the